Internal Controls Analyst Job at Nile Breweries Limited - Jobs in Uganda

Internal Controls Analyst

Location:  Uganda

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 11 December 2020

Hiring Organization  Nile Breweries Limited

Nile Breweries Limited the leading beverage company in Uganda and a subsidiary of ABInBev, the largest brewing group in the world, provides equal employment opportunities - promoting equality in the company. Our dream is to be the growth engine of AB InBev, creating and sharing superior value. We seek to recruit a dynamic, results oriented and self-motivated candidate for the post of:
Internal Controls Analyst - (1 Position – Finance Function) – Band VII-B
The Internal Controls Analyst is overall accountable for establishing and maintaining a strong control environment within the Uganda. This will be achieved by performing an analysis on internal controls, providing recommendations on improvements, ensuring that the processes and systems governing internal controls are robust enough for risk identification and mitigation. .

Key Responsibilities:
• Update, implement and maintain the MICS framework with local and global changes to risks, controls, control owners and any other required details;
• Drive awareness sessions with control owners and control executors on their responsibilities regarding controls in each function;
• Provide training/guidance to control owners and controls executors on their understanding and execution of controls in accordance with the requirements of the MICS framework, aligned to local systems and processes;
• Build business acumen by gaining an in-depth understanding of the business through performing walkthroughs of the end to end processes that govern each of the controls;
• Present working papers and recommendations to Internal Controls Lead for review;
• Prepare and professionally present gaps and recommendations for improvement to all the relevant operational stakeholders;
• Keep operational management and Internal Controls Lead appraised on the progress and any concerns to ensure delays are minimised and timelines are met;
• Key point of contact to the business for internal control queries on MICS, DAG, SODs, Finance Control policies and Finance Excellence Program Accountable to the BU/Zone for timely and accurate issuing, follow up and reporting of the self-assessments (MICS, DAG, Policies) and local management within the different functions;
• Key contact for local external auditors: ensure alignment on timelines, scoping, progress, reporting of results, etc.;
• Ensure that all master data and mapping/references are updated timely in GRC;
• Document issues and deficiencies in GRC;
• Participate in the follow-up process with operational management to track and monitor implementation of remediation plans;
• Align results of CSA with the results from the independent assessment of the IC team/GRM/Forensics;
• Assess that SoD risks are mitigated by existing MICS controls or eliminated (high risks level shouldn't be exceeded);
• Develop regular routines with key stakeholders to provide status updates and/or keep abreast and support in any changes or challenges that impact controls;
• Participate and provide inputs in internal meetings;
• Assists with ad hoc management request reviews;
• Track and monitor compliance status/progress within the country;
• Actively participate, support and advise on controls requirements within business transformation projects;
• Remains current with best practice and legislation to ensure the adequate analysis and review of a variety of applicable areas in the business;
• Engage with other countries/zones and benchmark business processes governing controls in order to enhance methods, processes and systems that will improve effectiveness and compliance of business process that meet the organisational goals;
• Support the internal controls management team in building effective relationships with key stakeholders; and
• Assist internal controls management by contributing and ensuring that a value added, customer centric strategy and ways of working is implemented and observed in the day to day operations.

We are looking for a dynamic, highly motivated and enthusiastic person that is constantly looking to solve complex problems and improve compliance and the underlying business processes.
Honesty and integrity are key qualities along with attention to detail and quality.
The individual must be able to lead the implementation of controls in country and liaise with different functions to build strong relationships that enable implementation and compliance.
He/she must therefore possess strong communication and influencing skills and be able to perform well in a pressurised working environment.
The candidate should be a change agent, whom, with the support of the Internal Controls Functions and Finance Director, has the ability to see the big picture and priorities accordingly to achieve the most efficient outcome for the customer.

• Bachelor’s Degree/Honours (Finance/Audit preferred) or equivalent is a requirement;
• Professional Qualification, i.e. CIA or equivalent will be beneficial.

• More than 3 years business control, internal control or audit experience.
• Understanding of the principles and application of good corporate governance and internal controls, with specific knowledge of the Uganda corporate governance environment.
• Exposure to Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector preferred in the areas of manufacturing, distribution and finance would be advantageous.
• Understanding and experience of the nature and management of multi-national business operation.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Works effectively in a team environment and creates an environment which motivates the team.
• Strong time and project management skills.

Technical Knowledge:
• Computer literate with a good understanding of the utilisation of Microsoft Office.
• Exposure to Sarbanes Oxley Act technology tools i.e. SAP GRC would be advantageous.
• Good understanding control design and audit testing principles.
• Experience in the use and evaluation of data analytics would be advantageous.

Application procedure

The Company will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidates.
Candidates that have relevant experience, know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, should send their CVs with telephone contacts to the email address  not later than 11th December 2020.
1) Indicate the position applied for as the subject of your email
2) Candidates should notify their line managers
People Lead
Nile Breweries Limited
P.O Box 1345

Date Posted: 2020-12-09